Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Jellies, Jams and the Frail Elderly

This is the email I just sent to the Smuckers Company. I like their jams and jellies:

I have just had the pleasure of trying to open a jar of your jam. I am a 53 year old man who works out in the gym about five times a week, doing weights and cardio, and it was still an effort. When I am not at the gym, I am an eldercare consultant and Geriatric Care Manager.

Do you have any idea of what it would be like to be disabled, or frail and elderly and try to open one of the bottles of your jams and jellies?

I don't know why you can't figure out a way to package these things so that they would not present a challenge to the disabled and elderly.

I am posting this on my blog.

Thank you.

Peter Silin, MSW, RSW
Diamond Geriatrics, Inc.